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Managing Associate - Hedge Funds
Our international Financial Services team undertakes technical and
complex financial services and markets regulatory work for asset and
wealth managers, banking groups, brokerage houses, investment
exchanges, commodity traders, general insurance and life assurance
companies and other financial institutions operating in the UK and
international financial markets.
Our funds and financial services regulatory teams are recognised for
both technical excellence and outstanding commerciality in connection
with a wide range of global structuring, investment and service
We have experts in fund formation, financial services regulation,
trading documentation (including prime brokerage and derivatives
documentation), corporate structuring and transactions, litigation,
taxation, ICT and employment regulation. We have an in-depth
understanding of the asset management industry. Recognised by the
legal directories and the industry as being one of the leading firms
in the sector, we advise:
UCITS funds and AIFs
private equity managers
real estate investment and development funds
We are recruiting for a Managing Associate or a Supervising Associate
to play an integral part in our FS Funds (Hedge Funds) team. The ideal
candidate will be 3 to 7 PQE level with good exposure to investment
management products and services, primarily in the hedge fund space,
although applications from lawyers outside of this range are also encouraged.
The successful candidate will split their time across open-ended
hedge funds work with a focus on hedge fund formation. There may also
be some IMA/SMA negotiation work for institutional managers. Some
knowledge of related regulation, including AIFMD and MiFID and other
sectoral regulation, will be required. The candidate will be expected
to take an active role in advising clients on new and developing
initiatives, including the AIFMD Review, ESG and the post-Brexit landscape.
We are looking for a talented and technical lawyer who has the
ambition, energy and aptitude to embrace our first-class client base
in the asset management and financial institutions sectors and is
looking to further develop their knowledge and experience of this
exciting and evolving industry. Significant experience of hedge fund
formation, particularly in offshore domiciles or in Ireland or
Luxembourg will be of particular interest.
This is a unique opportunity to join a number 1 ranked firm and great
future career opportunities at the firm for the right individual who
tackles this role with success.
Applicants will ideally have between 3 and 7 years' post
qualification experience gained at another leading City practice or
within the in-house legal team at a top tier hedge fund or other
Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get
actively involved in marketing and business development.
Commercially driven and highly energetic, with strong motivation
to develop their practice over the long term.
Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion